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ERIC Number: EJ1050558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Developmental Implications of HIV Prevention during Adolescence: Examination of the Long-Term Impact of HIV Prevention Interventions Delivered in Randomized Controlled Trials in Grade Six and in Grade 10
Dinaj-Koci, Veronica; Chen, Xinguang; Deveaux, Lynette; Lunn, Sonja; Li, Xiaoming; Wang, Bo; Braithwaite, Nanika; Marshall, Sharon; Gomez, Perry; Stanton, Bonita
Youth & Society, v47 n2 p151-172 Mar 2015
Dramatic changes occur in abstract reasoning, physical maturation, familial relationships and risk exposure during adolescence. It is probable that delivery of behavioral interventions addressing decision-making during the preadolescent period and later in adolescence would result in different impacts. We evaluated the intervention effects of an HIV prevention program (Bahamian Focus on Older Youth, BFOOY) administered to grade 10 Bahamian youth and parents to target HIV protective and risk behaviors. We also examined the effects of prior exposure to a similar intervention (Focus on Youth in the Caribbean, FOYC) four years earlier. At six months post-intervention, receipt of BFOOY by youth unexposed to FOYC increased HIV knowledge and condom-use skills. Differences based on BFOOY exposure were not present among FOYC-exposed youth, whose knowledge and condom-use skills were already higher than those of unexposed youth. Youth receiving both interventions displayed a carryover effect from FOYC, demonstrating the highest scores six months post-intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bahamas
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01 MH069229